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Guilty verdict in California city corruption trial

December 9, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Sept. 24, 2010, file photo, Angela Spaccia, center, a former assistant city manager of the Southern California city of Bell, walks free, on bail three days after she was arrested in a corruption probe, as she leaves the Century Regional Detention Facility (CRDF), in Lynwood, Calif. Spaccia was convicted Monday, Dec. [&hellip...

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Attorney confirms Wis. snuggle business has closed

December 9, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

File – In this Oct. 15, 2013 file photo Snuggle House owner Matthew Hurtado talks about his business in Madison, Wis. Hurtado has decided to shut it down just three weeks after it opened, choosing to pack up his pillows and beds under intense scrutiny...

Storm along East Coast dumps snow, snarls traffic

December 8, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

A lone truck spreads salt on a traffic-free Chatham Bridge as a mix of snow, sleet and rain falls on Fredericksburg, Va., Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. Snow, sleet and freezing rain pelted the Fredericksburg region on Sunday, making walking and driving conditions...

Billy Joel, 4 others receive Kennedy Center Honors

December 8, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, center, arrives at the reception honoring the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors honorees, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) WASHINGTON (AP) — The “Piano...

No hugs allowed? Madison targets pro cuddlers

December 8, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Oct. 15, 2013 file photo, Matthew Hurtado talks about The Snuggle House in downtown Madison, Wis. Customers at Madison’s new Snuggle House can snuggle with professional cuddlers for $60 an hour. Supporters say the business helps people relax through...

Food-tech startups aim to replace eggs and chicken

December 8, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, with pictures of backers Bill Gates, left, and Tony Blair, right, in the background, research associate Camilla Hall measures a protein isolate at Hampton Creek Foods in San Francisco. Can plants replace eggs? A San...

Nigella Lawson: A brand blemished but unbowed

December 7, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 file photo, food writer, journalist and broadcaster, Nigella Lawson of Britain poses during the 28th International Film and Programme Market for TV, Video, Cable and Satellite in Cannes, southeastern France. In...

Gene therapy scores big wins against blood cancers

December 7, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this October 2012 photo provided by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Emily Whitehead is checked by pediatric oncologist, Dr. Stephan A. Grupp, at the hospital. In early 2012, she was the first child given gene therapy for acute lymphocytic...

Suffering from Alzheimer’s, Ga. man fatally shot

December 7, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

The house where Ronald Westbrook was mistakingly killed by homeowner Joe Hendrix, is seen, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, in Chickamauga, Ga. The last walk that Westbrook took began as early as 1 a.m. when he slipped unnoticed from his North Georgia home with his...

Pearl Harbor ceremony marks bombing anniversary

December 7, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

With the USS Arizona in the background, Navy rifleman stands at attention at the ceremony commemorating the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia) PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — About 50...